WINGED MIGRATION

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Release Date: April 18, 2003

Starring: Thousands of birds

Genre: Documentary/Nature Film

Audience: All ages REVIEWER: Eric
Rice Nominated for an Oscar
this year, WINGED MIGRATION is
a masterpiece of natural
filmmaking. After the fiftieth
time of asking yourself how in
the world they captured that
shot, you will get caught up
in the grandeur and thoroughly
enjoy the flow of this
stunning display of God’s
wonder. With little monologue
and a creative use of music,
this nature film portrays the
life and death cycles of
migratory birds. It shows how
they die to both natural
predators and human hunters,
but the tone is light and
natural, not preachy or
holding forth any anti-hunting
sentiments. To make this
movie, producer Jacques Perrin
took 450 people, including 17
pilots and 14
cinematographers, and followed
various bird migrations
through 40 countries and all
seven continents. The film
covers landscapes ranging from
the Eiffel Tower and Monument
Valley to the remote reaches
of the Arctic and the Amazon.
All manner of man-made
machines was employed to
follow the birds, including
planes, gliders, helicopters,
and balloons. Also, numerous
innovative techniques and
ingeniously designed cameras
were utilized to allow the
filmmakers to fly alongside,
above, below, and in front of
their subjects. One does not
have to like “nature
films” to thoroughly enjoy
WINGED MIGRATION. It is a
terrific choice for families
who value beauty, education,
and summer
togetherness. Please address
your comments to: Michael
Barker, Tom Bernard & Marcie
Bloom Co-Presidents Sony
Pictures Classics 550 Madison
Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY
10022 (212) 833-8833 Web Page:
www.spe.sony.com

Rating: G

Runtime: 89 minutes

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Director: Jacques Perrin

Executive Producer:

Producer: Jacques Perrin

Writer: Jacques Perrin

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Content:

(BB) Moral worldview as art and science combine to exult in the splendor and document the ways of some of God’s most fascinating creatures – birds, with some evolutionary voice over; and, nothing else objectionable.

GENRE: Documentary/Nature Film

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Summary:

WINGED MIGRATION is a breath-taking look at the migratory patterns of birds on all seven continents. With stunning cinematography, this movie is a terrific summer choice for American families who want to combine education and entertainment.

Review:

Nominated for an Oscar this year, WINGED MIGRATION is a masterpiece of natural filmmaking. After the fiftieth time of asking yourself how in the world they captured that shot, you will get caught up in the grandeur and thoroughly enjoy the flow of this stunning display of God’s wonder. With little monologue and a creative use of music, this nature film portrays the life and death cycles of migratory birds. It shows how they die to both natural predators and human hunters, but the tone is light and natural, not preachy or holding forth any anti-hunting sentiments.

To make this movie, producer Jacques Perrin took 450 people, including 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers, and followed various bird migrations through 40 countries and all seven continents. The film covers landscapes ranging from the Eiffel Tower and Monument Valley to the remote reaches of the Arctic and the Amazon. All manner of man-made machines was employed to follow the birds, including planes, gliders, helicopters, and balloons. Also, numerous innovative techniques and ingeniously designed cameras were utilized to allow the filmmakers to fly alongside, above, below, and in front of their subjects.

One does not have to like “nature films” to thoroughly enjoy WINGED MIGRATION. It is a terrific choice for families who value beauty, education, and summer togetherness.

Please address your comments to:

Michael Barker, Tom Bernard & Marcie Bloom

Co-Presidents

Sony Pictures Classics

550 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10022

(212) 833-8833

Web Page: www.spe.sony.com

SUMMARY: WINGED MIGRATION is a breath-taking look at the migratory patterns of birds on all seven continents. With stunning cinematography, this movie is a terrific summer choice for American families who want to combine education and entertainment.

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